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Vegetable Chicken soup for the soul

JACK MONROE SOOTHES THEIR SICK SON AND SAVES A LIFE IN THE PROCESS
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Dear readers, I have a confession. As well as being a gender deviant, single parent, I’m also a newly converted vegan.

Last week my Small Boy was off school with conjunctivitis. He wasted no time in sharing his gammy swollen eyes and general sense of misery with the person required to make him better: me. That’s the thing about kids that the smug Instagram posts and sponsored blogs don’t quite let on; you give them your waistline, your heart, and your ability to laugh without surreptitiously checking you haven’t pissed a bit, and they give you fevers, bugs, rashes, nits and conjunctivitis. Seems fair.

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Channel 4’s Anna Richardson (Revenge Porn, Super Shoppers) talks exclusively to DIVA about her recent work, labels, biphobia and her relationship with Sue Perkins, in our in-depth interview. Also in this issue: - Susan Calman’s last column (for now) - Foodie and campaigner Jack Monroe on becoming a vegan parent - DIVA discovers Canada’s remote lesbian hot-spot - Why did Gayle Newland get 8 years for disguising her gender from her girlfriend? - Wedding style special: what to wear and how to plan yours - Disabled lesbian and bi women challenge stereotypes - Music showcase: ones to watch from the urban underground scene - Book extract: Shamim Sharif’s Cold War romance, Despite The Falling Snow - Trans rights campaigner Juno Roche on life as a bi trans woman with HIV Plus all the very best in life, scene, books, film, music and TV.
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